Clustering Algorithm for Computer Network Management Graphics
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A technique is described whereby a heuristic-based clustering algorithm is used to produce enhanced graphics representations of computer networks, as viewed on a computer display screen. The concept is an improvement over previously used network management clustering approaches, in that user-defined criteria or predefined heuristics are used to capture information about nodal relationships in a network. So as to reduce very large networks to a smaller "logical" network, an algorithm is used to group nodes into logical sites enabling computing coordinates to be simplified for a graphical layout. (Image Omitted) The primary parts of the algorithm provide for: Preprocessing for producing two-dimensional layouts of computer networks.